MAA was born out of a desire to train and educate in the art of fine jewelry fabrication, design and the metal arts. Our goal is to provide students with the skills and guidance needed to venture into the world of the metal arts, to begin a career as a bench jeweler or to just enjoy continuous learning and working with their hands, all while bringing forth their creative ideas.
At MAA, we take pride in the knowledge that our instructors bring to each student. Attention to detail and the finished product is as important to each piece as the design and the materials. Students learn the basics of jewelry making through repetition which facilitates perfecting skills and strengthening technique.
Our jewelry program includes fabrication, design, stone setting, wax carving, casting, carving, chasing and piercing. The jewelry curriculum includes beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.
The metal arts curriculum includes chasing and repousse, sculpting, raising, tool embellishment and coppersmithing. We are proud to offer students the opportunity to learn a skilled trade in the time honored craft of handmade jewelry and the metal arts.
We are eager to teach the next generation of craftsmen and women who honor their field with knowledge, skill and passion.